NW Cranberry Growers See Record Growth

Oregon Cranberry Bog

Sometimes all it takes is an opportunity. That’s what cranberry growers in Oregon and Washington have been given following the 2015 fall harvest season.

BY KURT HEATH

As demand for cranberries and related market competition continue to rise in the United States and around the world, the Northwest’s cranberry industry is poised to capitalize on a less than stellar 2015 in Wisconsin, which is the largest cranberry growing state in the country.

Farmers Dread Spotted Frog Lawsuit

Oregon Spotted Frog Rana Pretiosa

BY MATT EVANS

The Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) will get it’s day in a Eugene federal District Court. This will follow, by about two years, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s listing of the amphibian as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act and the recent filing of the lawsuits by WaterWatch of Oregon and the Center for Biological Diversity located in Arizona.

At stake is water usage in the Upper Deschutes River basin.